OSHA Offers Interactive Training Webtool for Identifying Workplace HazardsAugust 1, 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a new interactive training tool to help small businesses effectively identify hazards in the workplace. Users of the new training tool will learn hazard-identification skills hazard abatement and control.
“Hazard identification is a critical part of creating an injury- and illness-prevention program that will keep workers safe and healthy on the job,” says Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. “This new tool educates employers about how to take control of their workplaces and protect workers, and demonstrates that following well-established safety practices is also good for the bottom line.”Through the hazard-identification tool, users can play from the perspective of either a business owner or an employee as they learn to identify realistic, common hazards and address them with practical and effective solutions. The tool explains the key components of the hazard-identification process, which include information collection, workplace observation, incident investigation, employee participation and prioritizing of hazards.
Locate the hazard-identification training tool on OSHA’s website, www.osha.gov/hazfinder.